Alcatel unveils One Touch Scribe series: 5-inch phones with a stylus for the masses
All are 5-inch devices touching the border between a phone and tablet, all are based on Android 4.1.x and all have an optional capacitive stylus. And from there on, the differences begin.
First, the Alcatel One Touch (OT) Scribe HD, the device opening the series has a 720 x 1,280-pixel 5-inch screen, and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek 6589 chip.
The phone is designed to be an alternative to the stylus-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note, but at a much cheaper price, somewhere around $400 off contract. The Alcatel One Touch Scribe release date is set for a much later time in the year, though, somewhere in Q3 2013.
The Alcatel OT Scribe HD will feature an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front shooter, 4 gigs of internal storage expandable via microSD cards, and a fairly large 2,500mAh battery. The device comes with a flip cover to protect that big screen.
Alcatel One Touch Scribe X is the top of the line model, with a 1080p display, a snappier 1.4GHz quad-core processor and a 12-megapixel rear camera.
Finally, the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD-LTE will be a 4G LTE model similar to the previous one, but aimed at those markets with a developed 4G infrastructure.
Images courtesy of Engadget.com.
Smartphone Series at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show
Las Vegas, Nevada (Consumer Electronic Show) – January 8, 2013 – TCL
Communication, designer and manufacturer of ALCATEL ONE TOUCH branded mobile
devices, announced today the latest devices in their ONE TOUCH Scribe smartphone
series, the ONE TOUCH Scribe X and the ONE TOUCH Scribe HD-LTE. The devices will be
shown for the first time at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
The ONE TOUCH SCRIBE series was designed to enable people to express themselves
in a new way, offering a perfect balance between slim design, large display, outstanding
performance, and rich user experience.
ONE TOUCH Scribe X
The ONE TOUCH Scribe X provides a truly enhanced user experience with a 5" full HD
1080p display screen for impressively rich graphics and a 12MP camera for crystal
clear photography. Together with a 720p HD front camera, a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, the
feature-rich device will come loaded with a full set of creative features and accessories
that will enable users to create movies, edit photos and connect wirelessly to their TV's
to extended the device's entertainment capabilities.
ONE TOUCH ScribeHD-LTE
The ONE TOUCH ScribeHD-LTE is perfect for users seeking a faster mobile experience
for both work and play. The device provides high-speed data performance with no
compromise to its stunning and slim form factor. Sacrificing nothing in functionality
and incorporating the breakthrough speeds of an LTE connection, the device offers
a unique combination of creativity and connectivity, allowing users to manage their
multifaceted lives like never before.
For 20 years, the ALCATEL brand has brought global innovation and quality in mobile
telephony to the widest-range of audiences. The ONE TOUCH smartphone product line
leverages on that expertise, bringing unique products, priced to be accessible to all.
"The ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brand prides itself on the commitment to bring consumers
innovation and quality in mobile technology, at a great price," said Dan Dery,
Chief Marketing Officer. "The ONE TOUCH Scribe series truly showcases this value
proposition offering a very broad selection of options to consumers: 4G, LTE, and a
version with a more advanced feature set. All of which are offered with a full eco-
system of accessories (pens, Wifi Display dongles for wireless connection to TV and a
large catalog of Magic-Flips)."
Alcatel One Touch Scribe series Fullscreen
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1. neutralguy posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:42 2 0
not bad. :D looks great and at last, the quadcore mediatek for everyone! :D
6. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:11 2 0
What I like about Alcatel is simple design and stock Android.
But everything will be eclipsed by Sony's monters I guess.
14. MC1123 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 18:25 0 0
but then again this alcatel is powered by a cheap chip (mediatek) for mid range phone!!!
and ofcourse sony's phone will smoke them all!
3. jaytai0106 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:01 0 0
Looks like HTC One X and SGS3 and LG Optimus G had a baby @@ still a very nice phone.
4. neutralguy posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:02 0 0
I guess it's more of a Droid DNA and Gnote baby :))
5. MeoCao (unregistered) posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:08 0 1
Must be OneX clone b-c of the shape, material, the speaker grill and the raised camera.
I don't see any influence of GS3, Note or Optimus.
10. neutralguy posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:22 1 0
note for the stylus and the camera thingy, I dn't know, but it looks like the GS3 or Gnote camera.
7. jimjam posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:12 0 1
Looks like a capacitive sausage stylus not a proper wacom one. No way comparable to the note
9. Igneel posted on 07 Jan 2013, 08:39 0 0
I was expecting the Wacom's tech stylus.. Quite a disappointment.. It can't match the Note brothers..
11. ebubekir26 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:36 0 1
Everyone is copying samsung's Galaxy Note ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) just saying , and everyone knows it's true ;)
15. milesboy5 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:47 0 0
You act like the stylus was first used by the Galaxy Note...
16. milesboy5 posted on 07 Jan 2013, 22:49 0 0
This phone looks rather sexy especially in white!!! Looks very similar to the DNA imo.